When a group of Kansas women start a Frauenverein, a benevolent society devoted to aiding widows and orphans, life changes for more than just the hurting people they seek to help in this heartwarming romance inspired by historical eventsfrom the bestselling author of Freedoms Song.
With classes paused for the planting season, Alexandertols schoolteacher Augusta Dyck is glad for some meaningful work to occupy her time. She even knows exactly who their towns benevolence society should help first: quiet, reserved widower Konrad Rempel and his young twin sons.
Konrad Rempel, however, is adamant that he doesnt want help. His boys are mischievous but good-hearted. And though Konrad may be struggling, he doesnt want anyone else sticking their nose in and telling him what his sons need. Or what he needs.
For her part, the charitys founder Martina Krahn is relieved to have a reason to spend time outside her unhappy home. It even occurs to her that she may, through her work, encounter a boy in need of a family and so find a son for her husband since they have no children of their own.
Augusta, Konrad, and Martina each have deep needs and desires, and each imagines how they should be met: by reaching out or by being left alone. But God, indeed, knows best. Will the competing agendas of Alexandertols residents prevent them from receiving Gods help? Or will the members of this small Mennonite community find the answers to their prayers in the very last place they expectin one another?